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TOP STORIES COCOA Cocoa Ends a Day Short of One-Year High, Orange Juice Firms
NEW YORK--Cocoa futures settled one day short of a one-year high Friday, as concerns over supplies continued to push prices of the key chocolate ingredient higher.
ICE Cocoa Futures Ease From Near 1-Year High, Cotton Up Slightly
NEW YORK--Cocoa futures on Friday climbed above $2,600 a ton for the first time in almost a year, as supplies of cocoa beans tightened just as chocolate makers are gearing up for the high-demand holiday season.
Nigeria Cross River State Cocoa Prices Rise-Officials
IBADAN, Nigeria--The prices of graded cocoa have risen in Nigeria's second-largest cocoa producing state in line with international market prices, a cocoa body official and traders said Friday.
Central Cameroon Cocoa Farmers Confident Of Saving Main Crop from Capside Disease
YAOUNDE, Cameroon--Farmers in Cameroon's second main cocoa-producing Center Region are confident of being able to save this season's main crop harvest from a deadly insect-borne disease, farmers and traders said Friday.
Mexican Cane Growers See Smaller Sugar Crop After Bumper Year
MEXICO CITY--Mexican sugar cane growers expect the 2013-2014 harvest to yield around 6.6 million metric tons of sugar, a decline of around 400,000 tons from the previous season, when especially favorable conditions led to a record output of seven million tons.
Kingsman Sees Smaller Global Sugar Surplus 2013-14
Kingsman SA has cut its forecast for a sugar surplus on the global market in the current crop year by 3% compared with its previous estimate, citing a slightly faster pace of consumption than production.
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